Cooper departs Mitra Kukar after second ISL postponement

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have confirmed that has stepped down as the club’s head coach amid the unclear situation of the 2015 .

The 44-year-old had been handed the reins at Tenggarong after Stefan Hansson was let go in November and was originally due to be in charge for this season campaign.

However, he has now handed in his resignation, citing a pair of postponements by the country’s football association () due to a rift with the Indonesian government as the reasons for his departure.

“It’s true that Cooper resigned as our coach, his main reason for stepping down was the postponement of competition,” club chairman Endri Erawan told reporters.

The former Muangthong United tactician previously bemoaned the chaos in Indonesian football, telling Football Channel Asia that there are structural problems within the league system.

“It was quite disappointing that I couldn’t field my best starting eleven in the game because four of my players can’t play due to administration problems,” Cooper lamented after his Indonesian managerial debut.